Stampeders see earlier start times on schedule

Jon Cornish and the Stampeders will have some earlier start times in 2014. (Al Charest/QMI...

Jon Cornish and the Stampeders will have some earlier start times in 2014. (Al Charest/QMI Agency/Files)

SCOTT MITCHELL, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:21 PM ET

CALGARY - Change is the name of the CFL's game in 2014.

And with the schedule for the upcoming season released Wednesday, a number of firsts can be seen throughout the league.

The expansion Ottawa RedBlacks will make their debut — in Week 2 of the season — on the road against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers.

Two new stadiums will also be unveiled in 2014: TD Place (July 18 vs. Toronto) in the Nation's Capital, as well as Tim Hortons Field in Hamilton (July 26 vs. Ottawa).

"This is a big year for us, the start of a new era for our league," CFL commissioner Mark Cohon said.

The Calgary Stampeders had their call for earlier start times answered, as the Red & White kick off prior to 3 p.m. three times this season.

Last year, the only kickoff prior to 5 p.m. was a 3 p.m. start on Labour Day.


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